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Falling

Directed by Viggo Mortensen

Year: 2020
Running Time: 112 minutes
Country: Canada, U.K.
Language: English
English Closed Captions

John (Viggo Mortensen) lives with his partner, Eric (Terry Chen), and their daughter, Mónica (Gabby Velis), in California, far from the traditional rural life he left behind years ago. John's father, Willis (Lance Henriksen), a headstrong man from a bygone era, lives alone on the isolated farm where John grew up. Willis is in the early stages of dementia, making running the farm on his own increasingly difficult, so John brings him to stay at his California home so that he and his sister Sarah (Linney) might help him find a place near them to relocate to. Unfortunately, their best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’s adamant refusal to change his way of life in the slightest.

Reviews

"A masterful family drama taking a compassionate view of a father whose faults are impossible to ignore."


“Lance Henriksen gives the performance of his career.”


“A beautifully controlled drama about age, memory and forgiveness.”


Awards
  • Winner: Best Film – San Sebastián International Film Festival

  • Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival

Cast
Viggo Mortensen
Lance Henriksen
Terry Chen
Sverrir Gudnason
Hannah Gross
Laura Linney
Bracken Burns

Crew
Directed by Viggo Mortensen
Writer Viggo Mortensen
Produced by Viggo Mortensen, Daniel Bekerman and Chris Curling
Cinematographer Marcel Zyskind

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